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English noun: porter

1. porter (person) a person employed to carry luggage and supplies

Broader (hypernym)jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer

Narrower (hyponym)redcap, skycap

2. porter (person) someone who guards an entrance

Synonymsdoor guard, doorkeeper, doorman, gatekeeper, hall porter, ostiary

Broader (hypernym)guard

Narrower (hyponym)commissionaire, night porter, ticket collector, ticket taker

3. Porter (person) United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)

SynonymsKatherine Anne Porter

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

4. Porter (person) United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)

SynonymsCole Albert Porter, Cole Porter

Instance hypernymcomposer

5. Porter (person) United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)

SynonymsO. Henry, William Sydney Porter

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

6. porter (person) a railroad employee who assists passengers (especially on sleeping cars)

SynonymsPullman porter

Broader (hypernym)employee

7. porter (food) a very dark sweet ale brewed from roasted unmalted barley

Synonymsporter's beer

Broader (hypernym)ale

English verb: porter

1. porter (contact) carry luggage or supplies

SamplesThey portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carry, transport

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